Boeing Passenger Air Vehicle
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|Passenger Air Vehicle|
|Boeing Passenger Air Vehicle mockup at Dubai Air Show 2019|
|Role||Personal air vehicle|
|National origin||United States|
|First flight||22 January 2019|
|Introduction||planned for 2024|
Boeing subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences designed and developed an electric VTOL prototype in one year. First, a model 1:10 was used to test the concept, it was flown with and without a fuselage. The following flight tests with a 1:4 scale concept aircraft were conducted by Aurora.
On June 4, 2019, the PAV crashed during its 5th test flight. Boeing representatives declined to disclose details of the crash.
The three-surface aircraft has twin booms each supporting four lift rotors slightly angled alternatively outward and inwards, a pusher propeller and the rear wing has vertical surfaces at each end.
Data from Boeing
- Crew: None (autopilot)
- Capacity: 2 passengers, 225 kg (496 lb) payload
- Length: 30 ft 0 in (9.14 m)
- Wingspan: 28 ft 0 in (8.53 m)
- Empty weight: 1,268 lb (575 kg)
- Max takeoff weight: 1,764 lb (800 kg)
- Powerplant: 1 × Horizontal Electric
- Powerplant: 8 × Vertical Electric
- Cruise speed: 110 mph (180 km/h, 97 kn)
- Range: 50 mi (80 km, 43 nmi)
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